Tickets for Welcome to the Future 2019
are now on sale!



  • DATE

    In 2019, Welcome to the Future will take place on Saturday, July 20th from 12:00 until 24:00.

    Regarding our weekender and camping plans: we unfortunately faced some challenges regarding the launch of our weekender with camping in 2019.

    We’re eager to make the conceptual transition in the best possible manner and carefully evaluate all aspects with the local authorities and the surrounding municipalities. We feel that it is the right decision to take more time and therefore postpone our camping adventure, including an additional festival day on Friday, to 2020.

  • Opening Times

    Saturday, July 20th 2019
    12:00 – 24:00

    You can enter the festival until 22:00.

  • Location

    Welcome to the Future 2019 will take place on the green hills of Het Twiske. We’re proud to call this beautiful foresty area near Amsterdam, filled with secret chill-out spots and plenty of space to dance, our home since 13 years!

  • Line up

    Several House- and Techno-inspired stages are scattered around the green hills and forests of our festival paradise. You can check out our full line up for Welcome to the Future 2019 here!

  • Funktion One

    We all love good sound quality, that’s why all of the stages are fully equipped with state of the art Funktion-One systems.

  • Floorplan

    We hand out floorplans to all visitors. You can grab them at the festival entrance or the Info desk. The floorplan includes a detailed map of all stages, food courts, toilets, lockers, token points, first aid and all other important locations, as well as the timetable.

  • Earplugs

    You can buy earplugs at the special earplug stand, which you can find next to the Information desk. You can also buy them at every bar.

  • Age

    Welcome to the Future is a festival for adults (18+). Make sure to bring your ID.

  • Lockers

    Lockers are available, every locker fits up to three coats. You can find them right near the entrance.

    You can purchase your locker code in our online ticketshop, or at the lockerdesk itself. If you’ve already purchased a ticket, you can pre-order you locker here

  • Free tap water

    You can get free tap water at the multiple water bars on the festival area, which are located near each toilet group. You can also buy refillable water bags at these water bars.

  • Payment method

    At Welcome to the Future, you pay for your food and drinks with tokens (plastic coins). These tokens are available at the clearly signed cashier units located at the festival. You can purchase them using cash, your debit card (Maestro) or credit card (Visa, Master Card).

  • Food and drinks

    We have a wide range of food types available, including the classic snack menu, burgers, pizza, salads, soups, waffles, sandwiches, fruit, smoothies, gluten free, low carb, vegan, or lactose-free and a lot more!

  • Tobacco

    There are several cigarette stands on site. You can find their precise locations on the floorplan. Be aware that you are always required to show your ID when buying tobacco as this is stated by the Dutch law. Both cash and debitcard are accepted as a payment method.

    Please note that it’s strictly prohibited to smoke inside tents or under a canopy!

  • Lost & Found

    During the festival you can find our lost & found at the information stand, located opposite the Main stage.

    You can contact our lost & found after the festival by emailing to Please describe your lost item in detail and attach a picture if you have it.


    Would you like to experience Welcome to the Future behind the scenes and participate as a volunteer during the building period or during the event? Send us an email to and tell us what days you would like to join!


  • Bike

    Welcome to the Future can best be reached by bike, cycling from Amsterdam Central Station will take you around 25 minutes. Take the ferry ‘Buiksloterweg’ right behind Amsterdam Central Station. Once across the water, just follow the signs! Additional ferries will be deployed on the day of the festival.

    There’s a giant bicycle parking right next to the festival entrance.

    Leaving the festival?
    The way back to Amsterdam Central Station will be signed as well.

  • Public transport – Amsterdam Sloterdijk

    Shuttle buses will operate between Amsterdam Sloterdijk Station and Welcome to the Future all day long. The first buses depart 30 minutes before the start of the festival. After the end of the festival, buses will continue driving to Amsterdam Sloterdijk until the last visitor has left the terrain.

    The shuttle bus route in Het Twiske will be mostly free of other festival traffic, and buses will always be given priority over other traffic.

    You can buy your shuttle bus return ticket for € 8,- in our online ticketshop, or at the bus stop on July 20th.

  • Car

    There’s very limited parking space at Het Twiske. We recommend you to come to the festival by Shuttle bus, Touring car or by Bike.

    Like with all large events, please take waiting times of minimum one hour into consideration when leaving after the festival has ended.

    Parking tickets are available in the online ticket shop at:

  • Touringcar

    Joining us from another city and looking for a comfortable way to get to Het Twiske? Get yourself a spot on a touring car!

    We work together with several organisations that offer bus services with pick-up locations throughout the Netherlands. Head over to or to find a pick up point near your home.

  • Uber

    The Uber pick-up point is located outside of Het Twiske. Please keep in mind that waiting times will increase after the end of the festival. When leaving the festival, follow the ‘Uber’ signs to find your driver quickly at the special Uber pick-up point. The Uber app will point you towards this pick-up point as well.

    Please note that it’s a 20-minute walk from the taxi stand to the festival entrance.

  • Taxi

    We discourage you to take a taxi, as waiting times are unpredictable.

    The taxi stand will be located outside of Het Twiske, at a different location than the Uber pick-up point. It will take you at least 20 minutes to get to the festival terrain.

  • Kiss & Ride

    The Kiss & Ride pick-up point is located outside of Het Twiske. Please keep in mind that it’s a 25-minute walk to the festival terrain.


  • What you can’t bring

    Your safety is extremely important to us. Therefore, everything and everyone is searched at the entrance (including luggage). Do you have something with you that is on our ‘blacklist’? Then we’ll throw it away. Pay attention! In some cases, access to the site of the festival may be denied.
    You’re not allowed to bring weapons, sharp or hard objects, glass and fluids. Bringing your own food and drinks is not allowed. When in doubt, contact us via

  • Breast Pump station

    Recently gave birth and need a place to pump? We’ve got moms covered. Bring your breast pump to the First aid stand for a private place to pump.

  • First Aid

    There’s a First Aid post located at the festival. You can find it marked on the floorplan which will be handed out during the festival!


    Bringing your medication is only permitted upon presenting an official doctor’s note.


  • Never Give Up On Your Cup

    Never give up on your cup! This summer, we’re innovating waste management on our festival terrain! Together with our friends from Coca-Cola, Heineken and Beelen Event Services, we’re introducing a new system enabling us to improve our waste separation. Brand new recycle bins, pro-active education of our crew and guests as well new recycling technologies will enable us to recycle 50% of all our plastic in order to create new plastic cups from the old ones.

    Want to participate? Register now for our Green Team via:

  • Water program

    Our delicious Dutch tap water belongs to all of us and therefore we are very happy to offer it to all of our Wanderers, for free. At Welcome to the Future, you will find the water bars everywhere and you can fill your cup or bottle up for free.

    Our water is not only very tasty but this way we also save a lot of plastic. Cheers!

  • 10.000 hours

    Together with the non-profit organization of 10,000 HOURS, we invite our visitors to the annual Welcome to the Future volunteer days. Since 2010, more than 30,000 hours of voluntary work have been donated and that total continues to grow. Together with other festivals, DJ’s and volunteers, the foundation supports different voluntary projects aimed at the most vulnerable people in our society. For more information, visit

    By joining forces and working with the Foundation 10,000 HOURS, we want to encourage dance lovers to do more volunteer work within our community.

    Because together we can make a difference!

  • Our food line up

    Made with love, right on the spot! From local to vegan, from vegetarian to organic, there is something for everyone at Welcome to the Future.

  • Come by bike

    One-third of our visitors come to the festival by bike, emmision free!

  • Leave no trace

    We feel honoured to have the opportunity to return to the lush and green surroundings of Het Twiske year after year. This is why we leave no trace on our festival grounds, meaning that we collect every single cup and cigarette bud after the festival, leaving the terrain almost untouched!

  • Green teams

    Every year, our hard-working volunteers in green make sure that our festival grounds remain perfectly clean, in the true spirit of our leave-no-trace policy. Would you like to participate as a Green Team volunteer? Please send an e-mail to